Illegal Pot Shops Flourish In Ottawa; One Plans A Cannabis Lounge
Ontario’s attorney general has warned that illegal marijuana dispensaries will be closed across the province, but potpreneurs in Ottawa don’t seem to be getting the message.
There are at least 19 pot shops still operating in the city, with a couple of new ones opening in the past few weeks.
At one of the new stores, Cannada’s Culture on Baseline Road, plans are afoot to open a lounge, too, where consumers could smoke or vape weed.
One of the rooms inside is reserved for the lounge, but it’s unclear when it will open, said Leanne Wilson. She was working behind a desk in the lobby, screening a steady stream of customers to make sure they were 19 and followed the security rules before entering the locked room where the cannabis is stored. “Cellphones in pocket, (ball) caps on backwards, please,” she called out.
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